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Sydney Class

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Sydney Class
Type : Long range personnel transport
Unit Run :
USS Nash1 - Active
USS Sydney - Active
NCC 2010 USS Jenolin - Destroyed2
plus 317 others built in total. 12 have been lost in all. 308 have been retired from service.
Commissioned : 2279 - 2290, remained in service until 2338
Dimensions : Length : 238 m3
Beam : 80 m
Height : 50 m
Decks : 12
Mass : 360,000 metric tons
Crew : 125
Armament : No beam weapons
Defence Systems : Standard4 shield system, total capacity 229,500 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium Single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TOS scale) :
Normal Cruise : 5.5
Maximum Cruise : 6
Maximum Rated : 7 for 12 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : -
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : 85
Hull Armour : 10
Speed : 179
Combat Manoeuvrability : 6,520
Overall Strength Index : 49
Diplomatic Capability : 3
Expected Hull Life : 50
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 5 years
Major : 10 years


The Sydney class transports were a common sight in the Federation around the 2280s and 2290s. Based on the technology produced for the Constitution refit project, the Sydneys brought a new level of speed and comfort to their passengers.

They remained in service throughout a highly successful life before finally being retired in the 2330s. One of the class, the USS Jenolen, was thought destroyed when she vanished in 2294 on the way to the Norpin V retirement colony. In 2369 she was discovered crash-landed on a Dyson sphere by the Enterprise-D. Two of the personnel on board had survived the crash and placed themselves in transporter suspension to await rescue. Unfortunately only one, Captain Scott, survived this unorthodox use of the transporter to be rescued by the Enterprise.

Although the Jenolen was badly damaged, when the Enterprise-D became trapped within the sphere Captain Scott and Lieutenant Commander LaForge managed to get her serviceable again, and the ship was instrumental in rescuing the Galaxy class starship.2

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 Visible on the shooting model
2 TNG 6 Relics
3 Speculative Scaled to the nacelles, which are those from the Refit Constitution class.
4 Generic canonical information
Source : Visible on the shooting model
Series : TNG Season 6 (Disc 1)
Episode : Relics
Source : Speculative
Comment : Scaled to the nacelles, which are those from the Refit Constitution class.
Source : Generic canonical information


Seen in "Relics", the Jenolen seems to be a personnel transport in the 238 metre range, to judge from the nacelles. The specs are pointed at an unarmed personnel transport with a flight performance pitched around that of the Constitution class.

The bulk of the notes is based, of course, around our only look at this ship in "Relics". Beyond that there's not much to say about this one.

© Graham & Ian Kennedy Page views : 44,597 Last updated : 12 Mar 2013